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February a Good Recruiting Month for Active Services
American Forces Press Service ^ | Jim Garamone

Posted on 03/13/2007 5:56:57 PM PDT by SandRat

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2007 – Active-duty recruiting is in good shape, with all services making or exceeding their goals in February, but four of the six reserve components did not make their numbers, Defense Department officials announced yesterday.

The two ground services exceeded their recruiting goals for February -- historically a slow month for recruiting. The Army had a goal of 6,000 recruits and actually enlisted 6,196, for 103 percent. The Marine Corps had a target of 1,696 and enlisted 1,792, for 106 percent of its goal.

The achievement is all that more impressive, DoD officials said, since it includes higher goals resulting from the decision to increase the size of the Army and Marines by a combined 92,000 personnel over the next five years.

The Navy and Air Force met their goals of 2,803 and 2,277, respectively.

DoD officials said retention in the services remains solid. The Army, Marine Corps and Air Force are meeting or exceeding overall retention missions. The Navy is expected to meet its end-strength targets.

On the reserve-component side, two of the six components made their recruiting goals in February.

The Army National Guard hit 81 percent of its goal, recruiting 5,105 soldiers out of 6,308 needed. The Army Reserve hit 94 percent of its goal with 2,254 recruited out of 2,387 needed.

The Navy Reserve missed its goal for the fourth month in a row. The component hit 94 percent of its goal, recruiting 821 sailors out of 869 needed.

The Air National Guard recruited 92 percent of its goal, with 734 out of 798 needed.

The Marine Corps Reserve attained 112 percent of its goal, recruiting 471 Marines on a goal of 421. The Air Force Reserve also exceeded its recruiting goal, recruiting 548 on a goal of 533 for 103 percent.

DoD officials said they expect all reserve components to meet end-strength goals for fiscal 2007.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: february; good; month; recruiting
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1 posted on 03/13/2007 5:56:59 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; Grampa Dave; ...

hehehehehehehe! This has got to be driving the RATS bonkers.


2 posted on 03/13/2007 5:58:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Bump


3 posted on 03/13/2007 5:59:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: SandRat

Little bro just signed up for the Navy today!


4 posted on 03/13/2007 6:01:09 PM PDT by DalcoTX
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To: DalcoTX

Congratulations to him and you.


5 posted on 03/13/2007 6:06:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: DalcoTX

My best wishes to your little bro. I will always cherish those years hubby was in the Navy. They were good times.


6 posted on 03/13/2007 6:08:46 PM PDT by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: SandRat
It would if they heard about it.

67% of reserve componants failed to meet enlistment quotas. < /MSM spin >

Yeah, I know. But you know that's how the MSM would report it if they reported it at all.

7 posted on 03/13/2007 6:10:56 PM PDT by magslinger (Ask Dad. He'll know. And on the off chance he doesn't, he'll make up something good.)
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To: DalcoTX

You have to be so proud, I know we here on FR are....best wishes !!!!!


8 posted on 03/13/2007 6:11:44 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: DalcoTX

America's finest BUMP for your little brother, DalcoTX!


9 posted on 03/13/2007 7:10:38 PM PDT by PGalt
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